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APA resolves to play leading role in improving treatment for gender-variant people
Date:8/17/2008

BOSTON The American Psychological Association urged psychologists today to take a leading role in ending discrimination based on gender identity, calling upon the profession to provide "appropriate, nondiscriminatory treatment to all transgender and gender-variant individuals" and encouraging more research into all aspects of gender identity and expression.

The action came at APA's Annual Convention when the association's governing Council of Representatives adopted a resolution supporting full equality for transgender and gender-variant people. The resolution also calls on APA to:

  • support legal and social recognition of transgender individuals consistent with their gender identity and expression;
  • support the provision of adequate and medically necessary treatment for transgender and gender-variant people;
  • recognize the benefit and necessity of gender transition treatments for appropriately evaluated individuals;
  • call on public and private insurers to cover these treatments.

In addition to adopting the wide-ranging resolution, the Council of Representatives received a report by APA's Task Force on Gender Identity and Gender Variance. The six-member task force spent more than two years reviewing the scientific literature, as well as APA policies regarding transgender issues. It was also charged with developing recommendations for education, professional training and further research into transgenderism, and proposing how APA can best meet the needs of psychologists and students who identify as transgender or gender-variant.

Noting that transgender people, their families, friends and employers are increasingly turning to psychologists for help, "this trend underscores the need for psychologists to acquire greater knowledge and competence in addressing transgender issues," the report states.

Among the report's recommendations:

  • APA should encourage training
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Contact: Kim I. Mills
kmills@apa.org
202-336-6048
American Psychological Association
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